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WDFW will be giving deer some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros

WDFW will be giving deer some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros

Deer will get some extra food this winter to protect orchards near Pateros, although the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) believes that deer are doing well overall despite the many acres of their traditional forage that burned in the summer’s wildfires. Mild weather and below-average snow cover — after a wet fall that spurred lush...
Sports briefs: Dec. 17, 2014

Sports briefs: Dec. 17, 2014

This week: Ski Rodeo on New Year's Eve and Jan. 1 is free day at Pearrygin
Mountain Lions open wrestling season with pins and points

Mountain Lions open wrestling season with pins and points

By Mike Maltais
The defending state champion Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestling team got its first look at a few league rivals last Thursday (Dec. 4) when it opened the season at the Okanogan Jamboree against the Okanogan Bulldogs, Omak Pioneers and Lake Roosevelt Raiders.
Mia Kennedy named Athlete of the Week

Mia Kennedy named Athlete of the Week

Mia Kennedy, a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School, was recently selected by the staff of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) as an Athlete of the Week for her achievements in soccer. Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes 12 varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six...
Cold day, hot pace

Cold day, hot pace

Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Winthrop’s Sadie and Erik Bjornsen — siblings, 2014 winter Olympians and now, teammates on the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team — are in Lillehammer, Norway, for the second in a series of World Cup events that began in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 29-30, and will conclude at Oslo, Norway, in March. The Bjornsens wasted no time making their marks in...
Sports briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Sports briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Help out Loup Loup Looking for ways to support the Loup Loup Ski Bowl? You have two opportunities in the coming week. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the Loup Loup ski patrol hosts a showing of the film Pretty Faces: the Story of a Skier Girl at the Omak Theater at noon. Cost is $7 to...
Veterans lead Lady Lions into 2014-15 basketball season

Veterans lead Lady Lions into 2014-15 basketball season

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team starts the season with 11 returning veterans as the Lady Lions face a larger, tougher Central Washington 2B league lineup this season. Baylee Canedo, Monica Chavey, Lauren Fitzmaurice, Erin Knight, Katie Labanauskas, Haley Bakke, Lauren Ochoa, Jessica Johnson, Amanda Dwinell, Kristina Oestreich...
Mountain Lions open at Okanogan Jamboree, Pateros next

Mountain Lions open at Okanogan Jamboree, Pateros next

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team was scheduled to open its season at the Okanogan Jamboree on Tuesday (Dec. 2) and host the Pateros Billygoats on Monday (Dec. 8) before the Mountain Lions get down to …

Lady Lions end sensational soccer season with second at state

Lady Lions end sensational soccer season with second at state

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team defied conventional odds this season when it leveraged a third-place ranking in the expanded Central Washington 2B league into the Lady Lions’ highest-ever finish — second place …